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Al Jazeera America
Jan 4, 2014 7:00pm EST
york. i am jonathan betz with tonight's headlines. the u.s. says it's concerned about the situation in western iraq where the government is battling an armed group link today al-qaeda. police in the main city of fallujah say rebel fighters control the center of town. at least eight people have been killed in the violence there. brutal cold weather is bearing down on the midwest. a deep freeze is bringing some of the lowest temperatures in years in the dakotas. it could feel as low as 50 degrees below zero. several states across the midwest may face negative temperatures for days. u.s. coast guard is being called on to help two stranded ships in antartica because an ice breaker is stranded. the "polar star" was in the region for another mission. >>> former first lady barbara bush was released from the hospital this morning. doctors say she is doing well. houston methodist hospital had been treated the 88-year-old since monday for pneumonia. she praised the hospital staff saying, quote, i got the best treatment and got back to george and our dogs as quickly as possible. those are the
Al Jazeera America
Jan 5, 2014 4:00pm EST
>> this is al jazeera america, live from new york city. i'm jonathan betz with the top stories. major mighting for fallujah as al qaeda militants seize control of a key iraqi city. >> violent outbreaks cause families to flee their home in the south sudan. >> and the abundant hawaii sun - now providing too much energy. >> this is a fight that belongs to the iraqis, that is exactly what the president and the world decided some time ago when we left iraq. >> john kerry this weekend speaking about the escalating violence in iraq, saying the u.s. will not be putting minister soldiers on the ground. a stripping of car bombings killed 18 in baghdad. the iraqi government and sunni tribes have been trying to slow the influence of the al qaeda fighters. we have the latest on the fight to gain control >> after a standoff the iraqi army is ready to go into fallujah and fight the group i.s.i.l. the agreement to do so was heartfelt. local sunni tribes insisted they be part of the decision, and others disagreed saying i.s.i.l. was protecting fallujah. it's an example of the fighting between s
Al Jazeera America
Jan 5, 2014 8:00pm EST
and google plus and twitter, and more. >> hello, welcome to al jazeera america. i'm jonathan betz live in new york. >> gunphytes in fallujah -- gunfights in fallujah, car bombs in baghdad. >> a deep freeze in the midwest and north-east bracing for dangerously cold temperatures. safety rules mean pilots have to get more rest between flights. it's 50 years since president lyndon johnson called for a war on poverty. we look at the successes and failures of that fight. >> in iraq the government in anbar says it has retaken the city of ramadi, a day after it was seized by militants linked to al qaeda. they remain on the edges of ramadi and fallujah, as local tribal leaders consider their next move. both cities are key regional centres and witnessed fighting. we have more from al jazeera's imran khan. >> after a standoff lasting days the iraqi army is ready to go to the city of fallujah, and fight the al qaeda-linked group i.s.i.l. the agreement to do so was heartfought. sunni tribes insisted they be part of the situation. others disagreed saying i.s.i.l. fighters were protecting falluj
Al Jazeera America
Dec 29, 2013 8:00pm EST
check check check >> hello, welcome to al jazeera america. i'm jonathan betz in new york. >> a russian bomb attack in a railway station. >> a grim picture for afghanistan - predicting chaos and the rise of afghanistan after u.s. troops leave. >> 7-time formula 1 champion michael schumacher in a coma after a skiing accident. >> a special group of heroes from world war ii will be honoured at this year's rose bowl parade. >> a deadly attack at a train station in russia. suicide bomber detonating ex-plea ex-plea explosives at a security checkpoint killing 15. another 30 were hurt. it's 700 miles from sochi where the 2014 winter olympics will be held in six weeks. u.s. condemned the bombing saying it stands with russia against terrorism. peter sharp has the latest. >> the chaotic after math of the attack on a railway station in volgograd. a body lies on the ground as emergency services scramble to treat survivors, a woman set off explosives near metal detectors near the main train station. the blast was captured on camera. >> thousands were leaving on holidays >> translation:
Al Jazeera America
Jan 1, 2014 8:00pm EST
america. i'm jonathan betz in new york. john siegenthaler is off tonight. health care challenges. the new year brings new controversy as insurance coverage for millions of americans kicks in. >>> blizzard warnings, first big snow storm of the year, heavy snow, bitter cold and blinding winds. >>> crowds for cannabis. and dreams come through, the view and the dream of the 125th rows parade -- rose parad. i.t. includes a same sex marriage. >> happy new year to you. today obamacare officially kicked in for millions of americans. hours before it went into effect though more changes. this time from a woman whom the president put on the supreme court. >> hours before she rang in the new year, a last-minute surprise from sonia soto mayor. just before celebrating in new york the supreme court justice blocked a key part of the president's health care law. ruling religious groups should not be required to offer birth control. soto mayor granted a decision came before hours before the health care law came into effect. cover millions who were previous uninsured. >> anything to help my family out that'
Al Jazeera America
Jan 1, 2014 10:00pm EST
>> welcome to al jazeera america. i'm jonathan betz with tonight's top stories. the american northeast has been preparing for the first snow storm of 2014. it should begin snowing in new york overnight and then move into new england. more than a foot of snow could fall. some areas in massachusetts have already closed schools for thursday and friday. >>> you can now light up marijuana in colorado. out of state visitors can buy a quarter ounce, residents an ounce. >>> now allowing openly gay scouts, in boy scouts. the organization still bans gay troop leaders. >>> insurance benefits under the affordable care act are now in effect. they cover insurance in state and federal exchanges before december 24th. so far more than 2 million people have signed up. >>> former israeli prime minister ariel sharon's condition has been worse. 85-year-old last been in a coma since a stroke in 2006. >>> i'm jonathan betz, consider this is next on al jazeera america. >> the government shutdown, the failed bowct rollout and a congress that seemed unwilling to do anything. "consider this", a year fi
Al Jazeera America
Jan 1, 2014 11:00pm EST
happy new year. >> hello, welcome to al jazeera america. i'm jonathan betz in new york. the new year begins with a blizzard, havoc at airports, millions facing snow and freezing temperatures. >> in harm's way, an american couple in south sudan determined to stay and protect orphaned children. the latest from the war-torn country. >> lighting up and lining up - colorado stores selling marge -- marijuana. >> and remembering the photographers who captured some of the iconic images over the last 50 years. >> good evening. happy new year. you are looking live at the empire state building here in new york city. this is definitely the calm before the storm. in just a few hours, extreme weather will slam into the east coast, taking aim from washington up through new england. the system is hitting the great lakes region, sweeping through detroit and chicago. 400 flights have been cancelled. airlines are reporting delays. half a foot of snow will hit chicago. east coast is prepping, stocking up on shovels. the state may close major highways as a precaution. says the governor. >> schools p
Al Jazeera America
Jan 4, 2014 8:00pm EST
america. i'm jonathan betz in new york. >> fighting for fallujah. iraq's prime minister promises to defeat an al qaeda-linked group that has taken over parts of the country. >> deep freeze. brutal weather spreading to the midwest where it's been decades since it's been this cold. >> nashville is booming - why are so many there homeless. >> rescuing the rescuers. another ship dark in the antarctica ice. now the americans are on the way. >> tonight battles waging in iraq has u.s. officials concerned. iraqi army is fighting al qaeda for parts of iraq. rebels have taken the city center. eight have been killed there. fallujah is one of two main cities in iraq's anbar province. ramadi has also been under siege. anbar is a dangerous place for u.s. soldiers. more than 1300 coalition soldiers were killed there. here is what we know so far. they are affiliated with al qaeda. the group calling itself the islamic state of iraq in levant. they want to set up a sunie -- sunni state in iraq and across the border in parts of syria. >> fighters from the islamic state in levant say they have taken over the
Al Jazeera America
Jan 4, 2014 11:00pm EST
♪ ♪ >>> al jazerra america live from new york city. i am jonathan betz, rebels with link to al jazerra seized controls of key parts of iraqi city of fallujah. al qaeda is also a factor in neighboring syria splitting opposition groups in to rival cams, historic cold temperatures across much of the u.s. headed to lows not seen in decades. and soaring in seattle. critical vote at both keeps its plains and jobs in washington. >> tonight the fear of the rising tide of al qaeda from iraq to syria. militants connected to the group are launching violent attacks in countries already in turmoil. we begin in iraq, where the government is fighting for control of parts of that country. >> you can hear the gunfire at fallujah, where rebels have taken the city center. at least eight have been killed there. fallujah is one of two main cities in the anbar province. ramadi, the other, is also under siege. despite baghdad anbar was one of the most dangerous places for u.s. forces. more than 1300 coalition soldiers were killed there. here is what we know about the fighters battling the government.
Al Jazeera America
Jan 5, 2014 11:00pm EST
>> hello and welcome to al jazeera america. i'm jonathan betz in new york. the standoff in fallujah's unrest grows in iraq, the u.s. says it will support the government but not put boots on the ground. >>> new rules for pilots. more sleep for them but potential delays for travelers. and back to work. the president and congress return to washington and a lot of election year issues. we start this sunday with a growing unrest in iraq. the government says tonight it has retain the city of ramadi. the u.s. will not send soldiers. iraq's army is poised at the edge. both witnessed some of the fiercest fighting in the nine year wawr in iraq. more from imran khan. >>> the agreement to do so was hard-fought. local sunni tribes insisted they be part of other operation. others gray, saying i.s.i.l. group, now mime minister al-maliki is pledged to are are attack. >> the army provides everything it needs in the weapon against terrorists. >> one to two days may you optimistic. surgical air strikes against the i.s.i.l. fighters but they are limited to the cities. others on the border with syria ge
Al Jazeera America
Jan 4, 2014 5:00pm EST
>> you're watching al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm jonathan betz with today's headlines. >> dangerous and historically cold temperatures flowing into the northern united states from canada, following the big storm claiming 16 lives over the last couple of days. >> the iraqi army said it shelled the city of fallujah overnight. the government is trying to take full control of the city. u.s. secretary of state john kerry is back in jerz after a meeting with the palestine -- jerusalem after a meeting with the palestine presidents. there's progress. he will further promote israeli-palestine talks. >> former first lady barbara bush has been released from the hospital. the 88-year-old is doing with. she's been there since monday. she thanked duration and can't wait to get home to her husband and dogs. >> phil everley died friday at the age of 74. he and his brother wrote music that influenced a range of musicians in the late "50s. we leave you with some of their hits. [ ♪ music ] housing support, transit and educational funding all kinds of taxpayer funded suppor
Al Jazeera America
Dec 29, 2013 11:00pm EST
>>> hello and welcome to "al jazeera america." i'm jonathan betz in new york. >>> a deadly atrack in a railway station in russia weeks before the olympics. new security concerns across the country. >>> fighting for his life. seven-time formula one champion charles schumacher is a coma after a skiing accident. >>> why the u.s. doesn't use the safer credit cards. >>> child soldiers. years after the war, many parents still praying their boys will come home. >>> tonight security is being tightened across russia after i bombing t bombing at a strain station. the blast occurred in volegrad about 600 south of moscow and 400 miles from sochi. the u.s. condemned the bombing and says it stands with russia against trierrorism. peter sharp has the latest. >> reporter: the chaotic aftermath. a body lies on the ground as the emergency services scramble to treat services. officials say a woman set off explosives near metal detectors. the blast captured on camera. the station was packed with thousands of people leaving on the christmas holidays. >> translator: everything was covered in smoke. aft
Al Jazeera America
Jan 4, 2014 6:00pm EST
... >>> you are watching al jazeera america, live from new york city. i am jonathan betz. fighting for fallujah. iraq's brian mim sister proms to take over a group that's taken over parts of the country. brutal weather spreading from the mid kept bringing dangerously low temperatures. rescuing the rescue you'res, another stip is trapped in the antartic ice. ♪ wake up, little susie. ♪ wake up. >> we look back at the life after rock in' roll pioneer. >> battles ranging in iraq have u.s. officials concerned. the iraqi government is fighting al-qaeda-linked militants for control of parts of western iraq. you can hear the gunfire in fallujah where 8 have been killed. fallujah is one of the two main cities in iraq's rambar province. ramadi has been under siege. they are affiliated with al-qaeda. they call themselves, the islamic state of iraq and lamont. that grew wants to set up a sunni islamic state in iraq and across the border. al-qaeda has taken over control of parts of syria as well. for more, we go to imran. >> the fighters claim they have taken over the main highway into the
Al Jazeera America
Dec 29, 2013 7:00pm EST
live from new york. i'm jonathan betz with a quick look at the headlines. a suicide attack at a train station in russia killed 15. another 34 have been hurt. it happened in volgograd, about 600 miles south of moscow. officials say the bomber detonated explosives near the station's metal detector. the protests in ukraine got special as demonstrators marched to the president's home. protests have been taken place for six weeks against a decision to seek closer ties with russia rather than europe. >> lebanon's former finance minister killed in a car bomb was laid to rest. mohamad chatah was an outspoken critic of bashar al-assad and hezbollah. several others died in the explosion. >> 7-time world champion racing driver michael schumacher is in critical condition after a skiing accident. his agent said he's in a coma after falling at a ski resort. >> passengers stuck in the ice off the coast of antarctica is still awaiting rescue. an australian vessel is making progress. a chinese vessel was turned away as it could not reach the strict ep vessel. >> those are the headlines. "talk to al ja
Al Jazeera America
Dec 29, 2013 7:30pm EST
, welcome to al jazeera america. i'm jonathan betz in new york. >> a russian bomb attack in a railway station. >> a grim picture for afghanistan - predicting chaos and the rise of afghanistan after u.s. troops leave. >> 7-time formula 1 champion michael schumacher in a coma after a skiing accident. >> a special group of heroes from world war ii will be honoured at this year's rose bowl
Al Jazeera America
Dec 29, 2013 10:00pm EST
>> welcome to al jazeera america. i'm jonathan betz with tonight's headlines. russian president vladimir putin has ordered tightened security after a suicide attack at a train station. the blast killed 15, injuring 34. it happened in the southern city of volgograd, 600 miles south of moscow, six weeks before the winter olympics in sochi. >> saudi arabia offered $3 billion to lebanese army. the money would allow them to buy weapons and fight violence spreading across the border from syria. >> france pledged support also. >> 7-time world champion race car driver michael schumacher is in critical condition after a skiing accident. his agent said he suffered head trauma and is in a coma after falling at a french resort. >> dozens of passengers on a russian ship are still stranded after a week. an australian ice breaker is trying to reach the vessel. earlier attempts haven't been able to break through the thick ice. >> thousands of youths are on the run after clashing with forces in central african republic, as the cities are struggling for power. ira glass hosts a show "the american
Al Jazeera America
Dec 29, 2013 10:30pm EST
america." i'm jonathan betz in new york. >>> a deadly atrack in a railway station in russia weeks before the olympics. new security concerns across the country. >>> fighting for his life. seven-time formula one champion charles schumacher is a coma after a skiing accident. >>> why the u.s. doesn't use the safer credit cards. >>> child soldiers. years after the war, many parents still praying their boys will come home.
Al Jazeera America
Dec 31, 2013 11:00am EST
. >> reporter: for now they are sending out messages that they are doing well. jonathan betz, al jazeera. >> that ship had been on a month-long voyage to study the environment. >>> putin has promised to continue fighting the quote terrorists until they are annihilated. the death toll from the attacks is rising. the first victim, a policeman killed at the station has now been laid to rest. meanwhile the hospital there has been overwhelmed treating those who were injured in the attacks. peter sharp is there with that story. >> reporter: there wasn't much left of the trolly car on line 15 when the ambulances arrived. a ruptured tin can surrounded by bodies. but survivors were hanging on. and the hospital was less than ten minutes away. this was one of more than 20 badly injured brought here. >> reporter: it felt like a huge electric shock. i didn't see anyone with a bomb. i was looking out the window, and i can't remember anything after that. >> reporter: for the second time in less than 24 hours, the wards were filled with the victims of another bombing. this doctor said his team were carr
Al Jazeera America
Dec 31, 2013 7:30pm EST
for conversation. see you online at aljazeera >> hello, and welcome to aljazeera america. i'm jonathan betz in new york, and john seeing no the temperat. making money, hopes are high for the economy in 2014. the record is broken, and the reason for optimism. >>> annihilate all terrorist. that's the comment from russia's president. [ audio difficulties ]
Al Jazeera America
Jan 1, 2014 7:30pm EST
. >> hello, welcome to al jazeera america. i'm jonathan betz in new york. john siegenthaler is off tonight. health care challenges. the new year brings new controversy as insurance coverage for millions of americans kicks in. >>> blizzard warnings, first big snow storm of the year, heavy snow, bitter cold and blinding winds. >>> crowds for cannabis. and dreams come through, the view and the dream of the 125th rows parade --
Al Jazeera America
Jan 4, 2014 7:30pm EST
, welcome to al jazeera america. i'm jonathan betz in new york. >> fighting for fallujah. iraq's prime minister promises to defeat an al qaeda-linked group that has taken over parts of the country. >> deep freeze. brutal weather spreading to the midwest where it's been decades since it's been this cold. >> nashville is booming - why are so many there homeless. >> rescuing the rescuers. another ship dark in the antarctica ice. now the americans are on the way.
Al Jazeera America
Jan 5, 2014 7:00pm EST
al jazeera america live from new york. i'm jonathan betz with the top stories. secretary of state john kerry says do not expect the u.s. to send more troops to iraq despite the increase in al qaeda-linked violence. they have taken over two key cities in anbar province. >> millions of americans are in the midst of the coldest weather in temperatures. half the nation will see zero degrees or west. a snow storm blanketed much of the country. >> in aspen colorado a business jet crashed. one killed, another seriously hurt. the jet was arriving from tuscon when it crashed and burst into flames. >> south sudan peace talks have been pushed back to monday, the hold up to do with releasing prisoners from the government and opposition. the meetings will be healed in ethiopia. >> voting polls closed in violence-torn elections in bangladesh. 19 have been killed. 300 precincts were damaged, burnt or closed early. >> those are the headlines. "talk to al jazeera" is next. for news updates from around the world go to aljazeera.com. have a good night. >> everything that we thought about the messiah
Al Jazeera America
Jan 5, 2014 7:30pm EST
jazeera america. i'm jonathan betz live in new york. >> gunphytes in fallujah -- gunfights in fallujah, car bombs in baghdad. >> a deep freeze in the midwest and north-east bracing for dangerously cold temperatures. safety rules mean pilots have to get more rest between flights. it's 50 years since president lyndon johnson called for a war on poverty. we look at the successes and failures of that fight.
Al Jazeera America
Jan 5, 2014 10:00pm EST
>> welcome to al jazeera america. i'm jonathan betz with tonight's top stories. the iraqi government says it has retaken a key city from al-qaeda-lijed militants. the group seized control of ramadi and fallujah. despite the increase in violence screns says there's no -- screns screns secretary of state john kerry says there no chance u.s. forces will be deployed. >> hundreds of thousands of computers may be infected. two internet security firms say people who clicked on ads on yahoo may have received malicious malware. it's happened since december 30th. yahoo says it is removing the harmful ads. >> for the first time in 50 years, the rules in relation to pilot rest is changing. the ffa has issued rules on pilot sleep and how long they can spend in the cockpit. >> by wednesday half the nation will see temperatures of 0 degrees or less. it comes after a massive snow storm blanketed much of the country. >> "talk to al jazeera" the best of 2013 is up next. >> america attacked canada and canada chose to fight a guerilla war in response, you should put your money on canada. >> o
Al Jazeera America
Jan 5, 2014 10:30pm EST
the scenes at pldge al >> hello and welcome to al jazeera america. i'm jonathan betz in new york. the standoff in fallujah's unrest grows in iraq, the u.s. says it will support the government but not put boots on the ground. >>> new rules for pilots. more sleep for them but potential delays for travelers. and back to work. the president and congress return to washington and a lot of election year issues. we start t
Al Jazeera America
Dec 30, 2013 8:00pm EST
to aljazeera america. i'm jonathan betz, and here are the stop stories this hour. russia has been rocked with two suicide bombings in as many days. ramping up security in sochi, and no suspects have manage named but they suspect separatists. >> . >> 26 former inmates were greeted by palestinian president, mahmoud abbas. they hope -- a 13-year-old girl declared braindead in california is being kept alive a little bit longer. the hospital will extend life support until january 7th. the hospital originally planned to pull the plug earlier tonight. >>> new york city will reach an all-time low in murders this year. the mayor calls it a victory for their sometimes controversial policies. the police are not alone in trying to stop the violence. ♪ oh, say can you see >> new york's finest and newest. these 1171 graduating police officers are ready for the streets, and they're safer than other. >> you compare this decade to the previous era's murder rate, we can say that we have saved 9,200 lives in the last 12 years. >> there were 2300 homicides in 2013. down, shootings down 32% in the same
Al Jazeera America
Dec 30, 2013 9:00pm EST
>> welcome to al jazeera america. i'm jonathan betz with tonight's headlines. 13-year-old jaich mcmath will get another week on life support at the california hospital. her family filed an emergency injunction to stop the hospital from taking her off life support. >>> explosions after two trains collide he in north dakota. a train carrying crude oil crashed into a train derailed on the tracks. >>> the faa has named six states across the country that will test drones for commercial use. the sites are a part of a program to test domestic drones by the eppe end of 2015. >>> chechen separatistless may be launching attacks before the sochi olympics. >>> palestinians released from israeli jails, part of proposed peace talks between the israelis and palestinians. america tonight is up next and remember you can always find us online at aljazeera.com. >> on america tonight, it strikes mills each year, often with deadly consequences. >> when you find out you're like you think you're going to die. >> a battle against a vicious disease, battle against hepatitis c. >>> terrorists rattle alarms.
Al Jazeera America
Dec 30, 2013 11:00pm EST
to al jazeera america. i'm jonathan betz with the top stories this hour. the russian city of volgograd has been hit by two bombings in two days. ahead of the winter olympics in sochi. many blame chechen separatists for the attacks. >>> part of the u.s. brokered deal to start peace negotiations between the israelis and palestinians, many are angry that those who killed their loved ones are free. >>> jahi mcmatt will get a reprieve, her family filed an injunction to stop the hospital from taking her off of life support. let's talk to the doctor, i know you negotiate this with families, so how do you work your way through this and how do you talk with feamsd who -- families who aren't yet ready to let go? >> this is clearly the most unfortunate situation. very clearly difficult to deal with. from a neurological standpoint you can see how someone could use objectivity and not realize the reality at hand. but it's a physician's job to stay objective and support and inform the family to the best of our ability. >> is it always so black and white, is there no gray area, is there no hope at al
Al Jazeera America
Dec 31, 2013 11:00pm EST
check check >> hello, welcome to al jazeera america. i'm jonathan betz in new york on this new year's eve. we are an hour away from the new year, looking live over times square as huge crowds get ready to wring in 2014. >> deep freeze - the new year begins with record-low temperatures, and the biggest low of the season. >> it's the law - a surprising look at what will become legal at the stroke of midnight over america. >> say, "cheese", the word of 2013. some of the most talked about selfies over the past 12 months. [ ♪ music ] >> happy new year, we begin not with an image of times square, but one from way above. this picture was taken and tweeted out from the international space station. the crew has a birds-eye view of the celebration shown in bright white in the center. this is what it looks like from earth. hundreds of thousands braving the cold. somewhere in the crowd is a family face, our own john terrett. >> there it is, that's what this evening is about. we are in the center of times square, and i'm following lincoln, the cameraman. let's talk to the people here. hello,
Al Jazeera America
Jan 1, 2014 9:00pm EST
welcome to al jazeera america. i'm jonathan betz with tonight's top stories. the northeast is preparing for the first snow storm of 2014, forecasters say it should begin snowing in new york tonight and move into new england. as much as a foot or more of snow could fall. temperatures will end up around zero°. the president's health care law hit a last minute snag. justice soto mayor, white house has until friday to respond. >>> lines have been very long in colorado today, now that the state's become the first to male allow marijuana for recreational use. out of state vistaors can buy a quarter ounce. >>> a century old ban has been lifted. the boy scouts of america will now allow openly gay scouts. under the law kids cannot be banned from troupes because of their sexual orientation. >>> in south sudan, government negotiators are in ethiopia. fighters are hoping to recapture the key city of bor. those are the headlines. "america tonight" starts now. >> good evening and thanks for being with us. i'm joie chen. the year starts as it always does with our very best intentions, re
Al Jazeera America
Jan 4, 2014 4:00pm EST
'm jonathan betz. a brutal cold is spreading through the midwest bringing textures many have never -- temperatures many have never seen. fighting in iraq as government forces retake key areas held by rebels. >> it's the end of an overa in the ever glades, saying good by to tradition. >> and we look back on the life of a rock and roll pioneer. >> there is a bitter cold blast gripping a large portion of the midwest. the deep freeze is producing dangerously low temperatures not seen in years. that as many are dealing with the first major snow storm. temperatures fell to 40 below zero in some parts of minnesota, and the freeze expected to last until tuesday. windchill could drive the cold down to 60 below zero. >> we are joined from detroit. i understand by tuesday the texture will be a balmy 1 degree degree. >> that's right. it's 28 degrees. it will seem like a warm day in a couple of day, when the temperatures here are expected to go below zero. in other parts of the mid-western plain states and the north-east, temperatures could reach a record low with windchill and 50 to 70 below
Al Jazeera America
Jan 4, 2014 9:00pm EST
>> welcome to al jazeera america, i'm jonathan betz with the headlines. there is con certain about the situation in western iraq. police in the main city of fallujah say fighters control the center of town. eight have been killed in the violence there. u.s. coast guard is being called on to help two stranded ships in antarctica. the chinese icebreaker is now stranded itself. u.s. ice breaking ship called the "polar star" was in the region for another mission. brutal cold weather is bearing down on the midwest. parts of the region are seeing the lowest temperatures. the dakotas, can be as low as 50 below zero. several states may face negative temperatures for days. >> former first lady barbara bush was released from the hospital. doctors say she's doing well. houston methodist had been treating her for pneumonia. she praised staff and said: >> those are the headlines on this saturday. "america tonight" is up next on al jazeera america. you can find us online, go to aljazeera.com. we hope you have a great weekend and a great night. good evening, everyone. thanks for joining us. joie
Al Jazeera America
Jan 5, 2014 5:00pm EST
>> this is al jazeera america. we are live from new york. i'm jonathan betz with the top stories. a series of explosions in baghdad kill 18. it include a car bomb debtonated in a predominantly shia neighbourhood. >> shia fighters have been battling tribal forces near fallujah. the u.s. will support the iraqi government but will not put u.s. troops on the ground. >> thousands of families are fleeing their homes in the south sudan city of bor heading north. that's where most of the displaced people are after fighting broke out between government leaders. election-related violence in bangladesh claimed 16 lives, 300 parliamentary seats are up for grabs. the main opposition party is boycotting the vote, leaving half the seats upcontested. >> millions of americans are bracing for the coldest weather in decades. half the nation will see temperatures of zero or less. it comes after a snow storm that blanketed most of the country. >> "america tonight" is next. you can find us online. go to aljazeera.com. have a good night. good evening, everyone. thanks for joining us. joie chen is on as
Al Jazeera America
Jan 5, 2014 6:00pm EST
>> this is al jazeera america live from new york. i'm jonathan betz. >> gunfights in fallujah, car bombs in baghdad as iraq tries to push al qaeda militants out of key cities. >> a deep freeze - the midwest and north-east are bracing for dangerously cold temperatures. >> as peace talks begin, more violence forcing out thousands in south sudan. >> and the deadly health risk for beauty queens. [ ♪ music ] >> top in the newshour secretary of state john kerry says the u.s. will not send american soldiers back to iraq even in this country reels from al qaeda-linked violence. militants have taken over two key cities, fallujah and ramadi in anbar province. government forces are fighting for control. more from imran khan. >> after a standoff lasting day, the iraqi army is ready to go into the fallujah city and fight the i.s.i.l. the agreement to do so was hard fought. local sunni tribes insisted they be part of any attack. others disagreed. the standoff is an indication of the tension between sunni tribes in anbar and the shi'a-led government. the prime minister nouri al-maliki has his
Al Jazeera America
Jan 4, 2014 10:00pm EST
>>> welcome to al jazerra america, i am jonathan betz with tonight's top stories. the u.s. says its growing concern about the situation in western iraq battling a group link today al qaeda the fighters control the center of town and eight people have been killed in the violence there. brutally cold weather is bearing down on the midwest. parts of the region are seeing the lowest temperatures in years. in the dakotas it could feel as low as 50 degrees below zero. several states across the midwest may face negative temperatures for days. washington option governor is calling his state the aerospace capital of the world. this after boeing struck ideal wits a union last night. insuring they will not move production of the knew triple x out of state. in return, pension and health care benefits will be cut. both is the biggest private employer in washington in w* some 80,000 jobs. 10 people are dead after a collapse in india. 20 people have been pulled from the debris. criminal complaints were issued against contractors and instructors at that site. "consider this" is up next on al jazerr
Al Jazeera America
Dec 31, 2013 12:00am EST
'm jonathan betz with tonight's top stories. 13-year-old jahi mcmath will get another week on life support. her family filed an injunction to stop the hospital from taking her off life support. >>> the city of volgograd has been hit with two terrorist attacks. >> palestinian president michellmahmoudabbas greeted reld prisoners. >>> another day at sea. the group of 74 explorers were hoping an australian ice breaker would rescue them today but that ship could not pile through the 13 miles of ice. helicopters will evacuate the passengers and crew once the weather clears. that's the news. you can always find us online, go to aljazeera.com. consider this: the news of the day plus so much more. >> we begin with the government shutdown. >> answers to the questions no one else will ask. >> it seems like they can't agree to anything in washington no matter what. >> antonio mora, award winning and hard hitting. >> we've heard you talk about the history of suicide in your family. >> there's no status quo, just the bottom line. >> but, what about buying shares in a professional athlete? >> on high ale
Al Jazeera America
Dec 31, 2013 8:00pm EST
>> hello, and welcome to aljazeera america. i'm jonathan betz in new york, and john seeing no the temperat. making money, hopes are high for the economy in 2014. the record is broken, and the reason for optimism. >>> annihilate all terrorist. that's the comment from russia's president. [ audio difficulties ] >> in chicago, it's tough to find some hopes for sale. inventories are down about 30% compared to last year, and in some cases, bidding wars are breaking out on property. >> reporter: mark and kay home shopped for several months before final close on this three-bedroom brick colonial. >> our inventory was very low, and the places that were very nice or fit our needs go under contract very quickly. >> reporter: however, rising interest rates could undermine the move. affirm interest on a 30-year fixed rate mortgage is 4 and a half percent, and that's a percent higher than a year ago. real estate broker, scott newman, thinks that the prospect is prompting many of his clients to buy now, rather than wait. [ audio difficulties ] so here we are with a million people, and th
Al Jazeera America
Jan 4, 2014 2:30pm EST
speak and make it real. >> this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm jonathan betz with a look at the top stories. dangerous and historically cold temperatures are flowing from the united states to canada. a storm claiming 16 lives in the last couple of days. >> secretary of state john kerry is back in jerusalem after a meeting with the palestine president. he says there's progress, but they are far from a deal. like many before him, john kerry is trying to encourage peace talks between the israelis and palestinians. >> the iraqi army shelled the city of fallujah. eight were killed. the government is trying to take control after
Al Jazeera America
Dec 30, 2013 10:00pm EST
>> welcome to al jazeera america. i'm jonathan betz with the top stories. >> two suicide bombs in just two days in the russian city of volgograd. no official suspects have been named. the russian chechen separatist promised violence and the sochi olympic games. >> palestine president mahmoud abbas greeted dozens of inmate released from an israeli prison. part of those released are part of a deal to broker peace between israelis and palestinians. >> 13-year-old girl will get another week on life support. her family issued an injunction to keep her on life support. >> one train collided, carrying grain, and another carrying crude oil crashed on tracks. nearby residents have been urged to evacuate. >> a setback for passengers stranded on a ship in antarctica. they were on a scientific expedition and have been stranded since christmas eve. an australian ship was on the way but could not plough through the ice 13 miles from the ship as it was too thick. those are the headlines. >> fear and anger across the world as two deadly explosions rock russia. "consider this" with less than tw
Al Jazeera America
Dec 31, 2013 10:00pm EST
minister. check check >> hello, welcome to al jazeera america. i'm jonathan betz in new york on this new year's eve. we are an hour away from the new year, looking live over times square as huge crowds get ready to wring in 2014. >> deep freeze - the new year begins with record-low temperatures, and the biggest low of the season. >> it's the law - a surprising look at what will become legal at the stroke of midnight over america. >> say, "cheese", the word of 2013. some of the most talked about selfies over the past 12 months.
Al Jazeera America
Jan 5, 2014 12:00am EST
>> welcome to al jazeera america. i'm jonathan betz with the headlines. a brutally cold sunday is in store for the midwest and the dakotas, it could feel as low as 60 below zero. several states across the region may face negative temperatures for days. minnesota officials already cancelled classes. >> there's growing concern about the situation in western iraq. the government is battling a group linked to al qaeda. fighters control the city center. eight people have been killed in violence there. >> john kerry after spending saturday meeting with president mahmoud abbas heads to jordan tomorrow. after jordan, john kerry moves to saudi arabia. it's its 10th trip to the region. >> peace talks between south sudan may be tomorrow. both sides failed to agree on an agenda. hundreds have been killed in ethnic fighting since december. 200,000 people are believed to have been displaced. those are the headlines this saturday tonight. "america tonight" is up next. remember, you can get us online. just head to aljazeera.com. hope you have a good night and a great weekend. good evening, eve
Al Jazeera America
Jan 6, 2014 4:00pm EST
are growing, threatening to undo the peace that america fought so hard for. jonathan betz is here to explain. >> sunni stronghold minorities who feel marginalized by the prime minister. familiar to a lot of americans because you might remember back in 2004 this, four american contractors lynched in fallujah. that sparked a major u.s. offensive. america's bloodiest battles since vietnam were fought in anbar. 1300 americans died there, more than a third of all u.s. soldiers killed in iraq. but the tide did turn. back in 2007 it was called the awakening. the u.s. paid to switch sides and it worked. now it's feared that work erased, the islamic state in iraq and the levant, now an al qaeda affiliate, now controls parts of fallujah and ramadi. partly because there are three parties at work. you have the iraqi government, the prime minister, you also have that al qaeda group and then in the middle you have the local tribes. they're kind of like the swing vote, unsure who to support especially without the americans. many say the prime minister must reach out more to the minorities but he worries ab
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